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Brian Mulroney
March 20, 1939 -
Nationality: Canadian
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: Canadian Statesman

There are so many demands on your time, on your resources, and on the prestige of the government.


When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status, the Planning and Priorities committee, the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major, because that's what the bureaucracy understands.


In politics, madame, you need two things: friends, but above all an enemy.


So that was Reagan's political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington.


I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities.


If everything is very important, then nothing is important.


For example, the Prime Minister earlier this year talked about the importance of the Arctic to our future. He's right. A hundred years from now, the strength of Canada is going to be coming from our resources in the Arctic.


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